The Health and Safety Regulations 1996 state that:

  • Employers must use safety signs wherever there is a risk to health and safety which cannot be controlled by other means
  • Safety signs must be of a specified type
  • All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable
  • Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit
  • Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees

As indicated above places of work now require health and safety signs by law. Remember all safety signs for every situation, from the simple “no smoking” label to the photoluminescent “safe passage” sign, must include a visual symbol by law. Regardless of the language your employees and customers speak, all signs must be quickly understood.

A building you know well may become a dangerous maze once in darkness or smoke. Photo-luminescent signage ‘charges’ throughout daylight, or artificial white light, and retains luminous power for several hours, creating a clearly marked escape route in event of emergency. It is imperative everyone is able to see and recognize directional signage leading them to safety from wherever they are within your premises.  A&B Fire Equipment engineers are fully conversant with current legislation and will advise on placement and type of signage available.

Signage is also a necessity to ensure fire equipment is prominent and conspicuous.  Fire Action Notices are required to instruct employees and visitors what action to take on discovering a fire and should be placed next to the alarm call points and in other conspicuous places within the building. Again, our engineers can advise and discuss your requirements.

A&B Fire Equipment offers a vast range of safety signage for any industry or situation. All our signage complies with the latest regulations and is affordably priced. To ensure your safety signage complies with the latest regulations don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the details provided on our contact page.